AYURVEDIC YOGA RETREAT INDIA 2018
CONNECT, BALANCE + RESET
Join us from the 3rd -10th of March in Goa, at Samata Holistic Retreat centre for a 7 night yoga retreat with London based Quantum Yoga teachers Roanna Doleman and Sally-Anne Sweeney.
What to expect from the retreat
- A week of nurturing your body, mind and soul through a combination of yin and yang (dynamic vinyasa) yoga practices;
- Daily guided meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises);
- Learn how to design your ideal practice with Quantum Yoga’s unique method of personal practice optimization;
- Delicious, organic, Ayurvedic meals twice daily, sourced locally and from the abundant on-site veggie garden;
- Incredible Ayurvedic treatments, private one-to-one consultations, massages, acupuncture and more;
- Bliss out in the lush and luxurious, tropical surroundings;
- Explore the beauty of Southern India, with plenty of free time to make trips to the local beaches, soak up nature, or visit local temples.
In Sanskrit, ‘Samata’ means the state of equilibrium and balance. The core intention of the on-site healing centre is to support you in realising your innate Samata. This intention also runs throughout every aspect of the retreat centre.
All meals are crafted by head chef Tess Rosenbush from top quality, locally sourced, ethically produced organic foods and freshly picked herbs, veggies, and fruits from the vast organic on site garden.
THE HEALING CENTRE
Samata has its very own on site healing centre, which offers a wide variety of therapies, expert guidance, and an extensive herbal pharmacy to ensure your true wellness and enduring balance.
Samata offers spacious private suites and villas amidst abundant vegetation and paddy fields. The beautiful villas built entirely from reclaimed Teak wood and surrounded by large fruit and spice trees offer a range of accommodation from triple and simple single rooms through to large king size suites and twins, all with en-suite open-air bathrooms and air-conditioning. With a beautiful tear-drop shaped swimming pool, a one-acre organic farm, bountiful gardens, located just minutes from the golden beaches of North Goa, Samata is truly special.
Quantum Yoga is a method of personal practice optimisation, based largely on a creative vinyasa flow style of yoga, and using the wisdom of Ayurveda to create your ideal, optimised practice. It is a playful, authentic practice, which is suitable for all levels. Both Sally-Anne and Roanna like to inspire their students to try new and exciting postures, but also have a deep understanding of what it feels like to be a beginner on this exciting path of yoga. A safe and supportive environment is created for students to explore their practice. All yoga classes will take place in the stunning and well-equipped yoga shalas at Samata.
7 nights accommodation in luxury, Balinese style villas
Two delicious vegetarian meals a day (Brunch & Dinner)
Access to the Communal Kitchen between meals for tea, coffee, dried fruits, nuts and fresh coconut water, as often as you want it, for those well-needed little boosts of energy.
Twice Daily Yoga (Dynamic/Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Restorative Yoga)
Daily meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises)
Welcome Goody Bag
All Yoga Kit (mats, blocks, belts, bolsters)
Flights (Flights should be booked into Goa (GOI) arriving by the afternoon of March 3rd and leaving in the afternoon of March 10th (the retreat will start with an evening yoga class and finish with a morning practice)
Triple Room: £810 per person.
Deluxe Twin Room: £895 per person.
Private Single Room: £1050 per person.
Deluxe King Room (Single Occupancy): £1340 per person.
Deluxe King Room (Double Occupancy): £1760 for two people.
Email now for further details and to book your space – ROANNADOLEMAN@GMAIL.COM
Hope you can make it
FYKIADA KYTHNOS RETREAT GREECE 2018
FIND PEACE, AWAKEN, RELEASE
12th -17th September
Join Ro and Fykiada Retreats on the serene and breath-takingly beautiful Kythnos Island for six transformative days of working within. The yoga retreat has been lovingly designed to allow you to slow down, find peace both within the body and the mind and to release what ever is not serving you. This will be done through a combination of daily yin and yang (dynamic vinyasa) yoga practices, meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises).
To help you reconnect further you will be encouraged to explore, swim in the ocean, watch breath-taking sunsets and eat delicious fresh Greek food. The retreat is set within the grounds of a villa atop and within the cliffside on the south-west corner of the Island; perfect for sunsets and surrounded by bold, stunningly raw and undiscovered scenery.
A Cycladic heaven just a few steps from the sea overlooking the Aegean. The house feels like a natural continuation of the surroundings bringing the outdoor nature into every room.
THE RETREAT INCLUDES
- 6 island days / 5 nights – luxury accommodation on a seaside villa
- 2 daily yoga sessions (1h 30min each)
- Daily guided meditation
- 3 vegetarian meals (brunch, light lunch, dinner) – Dairy free options available
- Fresh produce of fruits and vegetables
- Yoga equipment (mats, straps, blocks, etc)
- Group pickup from Kythnos port upon arrival & drop off on departure
- Visit to downtown Kythnos
- Day trip to Kolona double beach
- Free wifi access in the villa
- Housekeeping service
- Still and sparkling water provided
In between the yoga sessions, walk down the path which leads to the sea and enjoy a refreshing swim or sunbathe on the big flat rocks. There’ll also be plenty of time to explore Kythnos magnificent beaches and take a stroll at the lil alleys of Chora. A day trip to the famous double beach of Kolona is a must as it’s been featured between the most magnificent beaches of Greece. For the more adventurous, there are plenty of extra activities from kayaking to hiking in the secret paths of the island and we can help you enrich your journey.
Ro is a 500 hours Yoga alliance certified Quantum Yoga teacher based in London. She teaches a method of personal practice optimisation – based largely on a creative vinyasa flow style of yoga. Her classes are playful, authentic and are suitable for all levels. Ro inspires her students to try new and exciting postures but also has a deep understanding of what it feels like to be a beginner on this exciting path of yoga. A safe and supportive environment is created for students to explore their practice, nurture themselves and reawaken.
GREEK INSPIRED NUTRITION
Combining a holistic approach to wellness with the Greek tradition we have created a bespoke menu which awakens the senses and lifts your spirit. Kicking off the day with energizing snacks and a delicious brunch featuring traditional Greek yogurt, homemade granola, raw tahini, organic thyme honey and a blend of greek superfoods. Cold pressed juices and smoothies will be available for you to enjoy by the pool or to sip before a swim. In between the yoga practices, a revitalizing salad bar will be served at the outdoor dinning table including a special version of the famous Greek salad and the Cretian ‘ntako’ salad. The dinners will be catered by our local chef, each evening serving a different Kythnos specialty. Let it all go, with herbal infusions and golden milk promising a good night’s sleep.
Kythnos is considered to be one of the last Cycladic islands unaffected by the impact of mass tourism. Its pure Cycladic style can be felt through the warmth of local people, the simple way of life, the traditional well kept-architecture of the villages and the absence of big complex-hotels. In most areas the 1,000 residents of Kythnos keep living on their traditions.
SHARED: Sea view Suite with double bed & shared bathroom — 1.390€ p/p
TWIN: Sea view Suite with two single beds & shared bathroom — 1.590€ p/p
SUPERIOR TWIN: Sew view Suite with two single beds & ensuite bathroom — 1.790€ p/p
SINGLE: Sea view Island Suite with double bed & shared bathroom — 2.490€ p/p
* The above prices include VAT 24%
This retreat is a truly special one, the location and the hosts create a once in a lifetime experience. As a teacher I am grateful and very excited to share the power and beauty of yoga in such a wonderful setting. We hope you can make it.
* The retreat is open to all levels of yogis from beginners to more advanced yogis and is exclusive to a small number of guests (8-10).
For me info on costs and how to book contact the amazing greek goddesses at Fykiada here!
SRI LANKA RETREAT 2018
Located in Ahangama, on the south coast of Sri Lanka.
Join us from the 22nd – 29th of September 2018. Awaken your spirit of adventure, find authenticity and connect to mother nature. An amazing 7 night once-in-a-lifetime yogic journey into the heart of magical Sri Lanka.
What to expect from the retreat
You will be living amongst nature in a one-off affordable setting that is both environmentally sustainable and socially conscious of the local community.
The safari tents allow you to escape into the jungle and truly connect to what is around you within you. You will sleep under the shooting stars, drifting off to the sounds of nature and ocean waves.
Have a life changing and totally different experience at the unique and incredibly idyllic Camp Poe.
The day will consist of two 90 minute yoga classes. Beginging the day with a dynamic vinyasa sequence and ending with a more playful, explorative/restorative yoga practice.
Alongside the physical practice, guests can experience pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation.
Ro teaches Quantum Yoga which is a system of personal practice and optimization that uses vinyasa flow and Ayurvedic assessment. As Quantum physics itself has proven, any activity done with greater awareness has a more powerful transformative effect.
By bringing your attention into the the body-mind by the use of Ayurveda (Yoga’s “sister science” which recognizes your individual nature and helps find your true path on this earth), Ro’s classes leave you more harmonious, healthy, happy and in true balance with yourself and the now.
Each guest will be invited to find out their true nature or ‘Prakriti’ by doing an aryuvedic assessment at the beginning of the week. You will be encouraged to become more present and aware, thus allowing you to get the most out of your practice during the retreat and later during your yoga practice at home.
During the week we will also have Ben Stevenson as a guest teacher as well as sunset beach yoga session.
All practices are open to all levels from beginners to more advanced yogis.
Expect delicious, local, authentic and healthy Sri Lankan cuisine. Salads, healthy curries, local seafood and plenty of vegetarian options.
Surf lessons are available on request from the amazing teachers at Camp Poe.
If you are a confident surfer we can just arrange board rental for you.
TYPICAL DAILY RETREAT SCHEDULE
7:30-8:00 teas, coffees
8:00-9:30 Dynamic Vinyasa flow class + guided meditation (90 minutes)
Free Time (swim, surf, explore, nap in the hammocks, read etc.)
5:00 – 6:30 Playful/explorative/restorative class (90 minutes)
7 nights accommodation in the eco sustainable safari tents
2 daily yoga sessions (2 x 1.5 hours of yoga per day)
Daily guided meditations
Yoga class with Ben Stevenson
Sunset beach yoga
3 meals a day
Welcome Goody bag including all natural and Ayurvedic toiletries for your stay
Unlimited water, tea and coffee
Optional Paddle boarding sunrise experience
Any additional day trips (we can help you suggest options on whatever suits your mood)
Transfers to and from Colombo airport
The airport to travel to is Colmobo Bandaranaike International Airport. We can arrange transfers for you no problem and also happily recommend additional accommodation either side of the retreat.
£690 per peson for a private safari tent
£890 per person for a private jungle hut
There is a maximum of 10 guests.
Email now for further details and to book your spot – firstname.lastname@example.org